We evaluate and co-manage patients with Vistar Eye Center in Roanoke Virginia
Below is important information regarding LASIK:
LASIK can treat high nearsightedness, moderate farsightedness and astigmatism, but LASIK is not right for everyone. While the goal of LASIK surgery is to reduce dependency on glasses or contact lenses, having LASIK cannot guarantee 20/20 vision.
To be eligible for LASIK surgery you must meet the following criteria:
Age: At least 18 years old.
General health: Good general health and should not have certain health problems, including uncontrolled diabetes, autoimmune or collagen vascular disease, or take any medication or have any condition that compromises the immune response.
Eye health: Candidates should be free of eye diseases including keratoconus, herpes simplex, herpes zoster, glaucoma, cataracts, corneal disease and certain retinal and optic nerve diseases.
Eye injury: Patients should not have any eye infections or injury.
Nursing/pregnancy: Candidates should not be nursing or pregnant when undergoing the LASIK procedure. Hormones may affect the stability of your prescription, so pregnant or nursing women are not eligible to pursue LASIK surgery until three menstrual cycles after nursing has been discontinued.
Dry eye condition: Patients should not continuously suffer from dry eyes. LASIK will significantly worsen this condition.
Stable vision: Candidates vision must be stable for at least one year prior to the procedure date.
Contacts: Prior to your LASIK surgery consultation and LASIK procedure, you must not wear contact lenses for a certain length of time. The precise length will be determined by your doctor on an individual basis. This ensures corneal stability and accurate assessment of your prescription prior to the LASIK surgery procedure.
Corneal thickness plays an important role in determining proper candidacy for LASIK. Your doctor will evaluate this upon working you up for the procedure.